The BEST Episodes of Duck Dodgers
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Jul 22, 2019
The animated Duck Dodgers television series ran for three seasons beginning in 2003 and was inspired by the 1953 Merrie Melodies cartoon "Duck Dodgers in the 24 1/2th Century"--essentially a spoof of science fiction book series Buck Rogers in the 25th Century and Flash Gordon. The series stars Daffy Duck as Duck Dodgers, a hapless duck frozen for three centuries, thawed in the 24 1/2th century, and then assigned by Chief Scientist Dr. Ignatius Q "I.Q." Hi to defend Earth from the Martians, who are ruled by the Martian Queen and protected by Martian commander X-2 (played by Marvin Martian). Duck Dodgers is an egotistical featherbrain who's easily distractible, so it often falls to his sidekick Cadet, played by Porky Pig, to hold things together and guide the team toward successfully completing its missions. In the 13 episodes included in this first season, each of which generally comprises two stories, Duck Dodgers repeatedly battles his archenemy X-2, but his attraction to the Martian Queen often complicates his missions, as does his sporadic realization that he and X-2 really have quite a lot in common. Among Duck Dodgers's other foes are a pollen-belching plant that causes accelerated aging (unless you're of Martian heritage, in which case it causes age regression), a fat-sucking vampire, a look-alike prisoner, a hoard of Martian gophers, pirate Long John Silver the 23rd, Nasty Canasta, and even Ed McMahon. Other notable episodes include "The Green Loontern," in which a mix-up at the local dry cleaners lands Duck Dodgers in the middle of a Green Lantern battle; "Where's Baby Smarty Pants?," when Duck Dodgers is tasked with transporting a wise-beyond-his-years baby and ends up discovering a hidden talent for impersonations; and "Hooray for Hollywood Planet," where there's much poking of fun at the process and artistic liberties involved in turning a "true story" into a successful Hollywood film. The Duck Dodgers series is a great blend of zany cartoon fun and space adventure that appeals to a wide audience ages 7 and older. This compilation also includes the original 1953 cartoon "Duck Dodgers in the 24 1/2th Century."
#1 - Samurai Quack
Season 2 - Episode 20
After eating a poisonous puffer fish, Dodgers hallucinates in a "Samurai Jack" episode!
#4 - MMORPD
Season 2 - Episode 15
Dodgers and the Cadet team up with some characters in an online game to defeat an evil witch and rescue a beautiful princess. However, things aren't as they seem in virtual reality ...
#5 - Deconstructing Dodgers
Season 2 - Episode 14
Whilst stranded at an Intergalactic Space Airport, I.Q. Hi, and the Queen of Mars reminisce of whether Dodgers isn't as dumb as he seems.
#8 - Bonafide Hero: Captain Duck Dodgers
Season 3 - Episode 22
Dodgers is the subject of a reality television show called "Bonafide Heroes," which is documenting his life as a captain. Dodgers decides to fake the capture of the criminal Camoman for the cameras. Meanwhile, the camera crew interviews various enemies and friends about Dodgers in between.
#10 - Clean Bill of Health
Season 3 - Episode 7
I.Q. builds a detoxification machine and uses it on Dodgers as a test subject. The machine rids Dodgers of anything impure and turns him into the perfect duck. Nobody likes this change as Dodgers becomes too helpful in everything, so I.Q., Cadet, X-2, and the Queen devise a plan to turn him back before the change becomes permanent.
#11 - The Six Wazillion Dollar Duck
Season 3 - Episode 12
After Dodgers ends up in a critical accident, I.Q. Hi equips Dodgers with cybornetic parts, making him a super powerful cyborg. Meanwhile, the Martian Queen and X-2 kidnap other cyborg people from Earth to steal their technology, using the dubious help of Dr. Maniac.
#14 - The Queen is Wild
Season 1 - Episode 20
After being humiliated by Dodgers for rejecting her offer of King of Mars, the Queen kidnaps the Cadet to lure DD in her clutches. The Queen tries numerous ways to kill Dodgers, but during the final chase scene, she can't do it when she gets a chance. Which proves that she still has feelings for him.
#15 - Villainstruck
Season 3 - Episode 2
Dodgers and the Cadet go up against a hypnotist named the Magnificent Rogue, who is intent on flooding the Earth. Problems arise, however, when Rogue manages to hypnotize everyone into thinking he's the greatest, which includes Dodgers and the Cadet!
#16 - I See Duck People
Season 2 - Episode 12
Whilst on their way to a golfing holiday, Dodgers, Cadet, and I.Q. Hi are officially spooked when they believe that their ship is haunted after it mysteriously breaks down ...
#19 - Fins of War
Season 3 - Episode 14
While on a diplomatic mission to an aquatic planet, Dodgers instigates war between the dolphin and shark people. Dodgers and Cadet are drafted to fight on opposing sides, but must find a way to bring about peace.
#20 - Till Doom Do Us Part
Season 3 - Episode 1
Roboto (of ""The Fowl Friend"") returns with a thirst for revenge as he assembles all of Dodgers' previous villains together to form the Legion of Duck Doom. Their goal is to do whatever they can to destroy Duck Dodgers once and for all.
#21 - Ridealong Calamity
Season 3 - Episode 21
Dodgers and the Cadet grow tired of I.Q. Hi tagging along on missions. They ask the Martians to fake an attack, so I.Q. can save the day and leave. Unfortunately, the Martians plan to attack for real.
#24 - In Space, No One Can Hear You Rock
Season 3 - Episode 20
The Martians create a weapon to drain energy from Earth's music and use its atomic power to destroy the Earth. Dodgers unfreezes Megadeth star, Dave Mustaine to play enough heavy metal to overload the device.
#25 - K-9 Quarry
Season 2 - Episode 5
X-2 and his faithful companion K-9 go on a hunting trip, only to find themselves hunted by an alien adversary.